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Over the River and Through the Woods Without Losing Your Sanity

Any other time of year, you’d be spending a lot of time organizing a family trip out of town. At the holidays, however, the travel part can be an afterthought.

I put together some of my favorite travel tips to make things easier this year so you can have more jolly and less worry.


1. Time Timer ® Watch Plus: No sense burying the lead here. The Watch Plus is the answer to your “Are we there yet” misery. Use the timer function and plug in how much time is left in the trip (add a 10-minute cushion), and hand over your watch. Even though I work for Time Timer, I only recently thought of this one. Sure, the Time Timer is on the tablet and phone, but kids might switch those, and I’m certainly not giving up my phone on the trip. (I’m not driving!) I give it to my impatient child, and voila! It was amazing. He felt in total control of the time remaining on the trip.

Get More Time With Your Family This Holiday Season With Tips from Moms Who Know


As my aunt used to tell my grandmother, “Christmas always comes on December 25 every year.” Memaw did a lot of things very well (the pies!) , but staying on top of her holiday to-do list was not one of them.

A little organization can go a long way--and it can give you more time with your family. As I write this in November, my tree and Christmas lights have been up a few weeks, but I grew up in a house where the tree went up December 20-something and my mom was still looking for that one Bob Dylan CD I requested long after we had finished opening presents.

A Time Timer for Every Family Member

Our Friends and Family sale is here! To celebrate, we’ve got Time Timer ® gift ideas for every member of your family.

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The Time Timer MOD ® Sprint Edition is recognized by the innovation experts at Google Ventures as their secret weapon for productive brainstorming and meetings. We created the Time Timer MOD Sprint Edition to complement Sprint, the book by Google Ventures’ Jake Knapp, which features the Time Timer. Each MOD Sprint Edition comes with a handy Quick Start Guide that highlights the key principles of a "design sprint" framework as developed by Google teams across the industry.

These Six Gifts Will Help You & Your Friends Make the Most of Your Time

Most of us feel like time is in short supply, especially during the holidays. But we’re here to help you make every minute count this holiday season, starting with gift ideas to help your friends and family make the most of their time.

Roomba1. Roomba
As long as you don’t use it around a dog who has accidents inside the house, the iRobot Roomba robot vacuum can be a huge timesaver. If you pick up everything in your main living areas, it can operate while you sleep. Just don’t scare Santa! (About $325-350)

Time Timer ® PLUS Receives Mom’s Choice Award ® for Top Family-Friendly Products


Mom's Choice AwardThe Mom’s Choice Award ® (MCA), a prestigious evaluator of family products, recently gave Time Timer ® PLUS a Mom’s Choice Award ® Honoring Excellence Seal of Approval. They recognized the Time Timer PLUS as a top pick for family-friendly products.


The MCA evaluation process uses a proprietary methodology in which entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal, and cost.